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Grade: 09
* 1.GS-9 Choose the answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for Accountant positions.
  1. I have a degree from an accredited college or university in accounting and/or auditing or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (May include up to 6 hours of credit in business law).
  2. I have combination of education & experience- 4 years experience in accounting or combination accounting experience, college level education, & training. I have one of these: 1) 24 semester hours in appropriate accounting or auditing courses (can include 6 hours of business law); 2) certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, from written exam; 3) degree that included substantial accounting/auditing courses, (15 sem. hours), but less than 24 sem. hours.
  3. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.GS-9 In addition to meeting the basic requirements, choose the answer that best describes your education and professional experience as it pertains to the requirements for this position.
  1. I possess a master`s degree OR equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a such a degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  2. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: use of automated accounting systems to find, review or change accounting data in automated files of transactions, ledgers, accounts, and summary reports and financial statements.
  3. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 Choose the answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for Accountant positions.
  1. I have a degree from an accredited college or university in accounting and/or auditing or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (May include up to 6 hours of credit in business law).
  2. I have combination of education & experience- 4 years experience in accounting or combination accounting experience, college level education, & training. I have one of these: 1) 24 semester hours in appropriate accounting or auditing courses (can include 6 hours of business law); 2) certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, from written exam; 3) degree that included substantial accounting/auditing courses, (15 sem. hours), but less than 24 sem. hours.
  3. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.GS-11 In addition to meeting the basic requirements, choose the answer that best describes your education and professional experience as it pertains to the requirements for this position.
  1. I possess a Ph.D. degree OR equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a such a degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  2. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: use of automated accounting systems to find, review or change accounting data in automated files of transactions, ledgers, accounts, and summary reports and financial statements.
  3. I have related graduate level education and specialized experience as described above that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Describe the level of formal accounting training you have.
  1. I have 24 credit hours in accounting at the college level, but do not have a 4 year degree.
  2. I have 24 credit hours in accounting at the college level, and have a 4 year degree in a non-business field (e.g. not Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration).
  3. I have completed a 4-year degree in Accounting.
  4. I have completed a 4-year degree in a field related to Accounting (e.g. Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration).
  5. I have a Master's Level Degree in Accounting.
  6. None of the above.


* 2.Are you familiar with the US Standard General Ledger (USSGL) and the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)?
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience using the USSGL or GAAP.
  2. I have had education or training related to the USSGL and/or GAAP, but have not yet applied this training on the job.
  3. I am familiar with the USSGL and/or GAAP and apply them on the job with close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I am familiar with the USSGL and/or GAAP and apply them on a regular basis as part of the job, independently and usually without close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am normally consulted by others for expertise and assistance in performing tasks which require applying the USSGL and/or GAAP.


* 3.For which of the following accounting duties have you had responsibility?
  1. Analyzed and resolved account discrepancies.
  2. Provided subject matter expertise on data analyses using financial accounting systems.
  3. Analyzed impact of accounts on financial statements, researched reasons for errors, and resolved errors.
  4. Established and approved execution plans for program offices and interagency agreements.
  5. Reviewed interagency financing transactions to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
  6. Communicated with employees, outside agency contacts, or officials on various financial related matters.
  7. Applied commercial or government accounting procedures on issues ranging from appropriations to recoveries.
  8. I have experience developing financial control mechanisms
  9. None of the above.


* 4.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.Choose the answers that describe your experience preparing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting accounting data.
  1. I have experience in performing ongoing monitoring and analysis of financial data recorded in systems to identify discrepancies and imbalance conditions, and complete timely corrective entries to reconcile differences.
  2. I have experience conducting research and interpreting regulations, policies and procedures.
  3. I have experience managing accounting activities for interagency agreements and reconciling accounting data with external customers.
  4. I have experience preparing internal and external financial statements and financial reports.
  5. I have experience collecting audit data and communicating financial information to audit staff.
  6. None of the above.


* 6.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.Choose the answers that describe your experience using networked personal computer equipment and software programs to extract, compile, and manipulate accounting data and to accomplish word processing, spreadsheet, and/or other database applications.
  1. I have used advanced applications of automated spreadsheet software (i.e. Excel or a similar spreadsheet program) to perform financial analyses, including use of sorts, pivot tables, and/or macros to manipulate data.
  2. I have used Access or a similar program to query and/or develop databases and user interfaces.
  3. I have created queries in various financial systems to analyze financial data.
  4. I have experience merging content, technology, and applications.
  5. I have utilized information technology tools and practices to analyze and recommend improvements to existing information management systems.
  6. I have used word processing software to type official correspondence, forms, and reports.
  7. None of the above.


* 8.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.Choose the answers that describe your experience related to relationships between general ledger accounts and financial statement line items.
  1. I have experience determining which general ledger accounts are affected by an accounting transaction.
  2. I have monitored account relationships and recommended journal vouchers for posting corrections to a general ledger.
  3. I have performed specialized reviews, research, and analysis to ensure the integrity of accounting systems and/or reports.
  4. None of the above.


* 10.Choose the answer(s) that describe your experience related to interagency or inter-organization activities.
  1. I have reviewed financial data on interagency agreements for compliance.
  2. I have responded to inquiries on matters such as fund availability, reimbursable billings and fund status.
  3. I have analyzed automated accounting transactions related to obligations, collections, and intra-governmental/inter-organizational transactions, to research, detect, and correct transaction errors.
  4. I have prepared technical financial information for management officials and/or customers .and explained accounting data to customers to assist them in financial analysis.
  5. None of the above.


* 11.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 12.Indicate your knowledge and experience using the body of laws and regulations promulgated by the central reporting agencies such as OMB, Treasury, GAO, and GSA, that pertain to Federal appropriations, obligations, expenditures, recoveries, procurement, and audits to enable the development and implementation of policies and standards.
  1. CFO Act of 1990.
  2. OMB A-136, Financial Reporting Requirements.
  3. FASAB Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Concepts and Standards.
  4. Treasury Financial Manual.
  5. None of the above.


* 13.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 14.Indicate your knowledge and experience using the body of laws and regulations that pertain to Federal financial systems and audits to enable the development and implementation of policies and standards.
  1. OMB A-123, Management Responsibility for Internal Control.
  2. GAO/PCIE Financial Audit Manual (FAM).
  3. OMB's FSIO's (Financial Systems Integration Office) core financial system requirements.
  4. Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA).
  5. Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA).
  6. None of the above.






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